January 2009

Mozilla Project Weekly Status: January 26th

ADDONS.MOZILLA.ORG (AMO) AMO 5.0.1 open bugs & fixed bugs Code freeze Jan 26 FIREFOX Fx 3.0.6 – Status: Pending Beta Release Beta release tomorrow Release on track for next week (aiming for Wednesday, February 4) Schedule (Estimated) Tree opens: December 5 Code freeze: January 7 11:59pm QA (Part 1) starts: January 7, 2009 Builds start: January 19, 2009 QA (Part 2) starts: January 20, 2009 Release to beta channel: January 27, 2009 Final Release: February 4, 2009 Fx 3.0.7 – Status: Pending Code Freeze Code freeze is next Tuesday, February 3, at 11:59pm List of blocking bugs without patches Patches…

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Release Recap: January Week 3

Just Released no new releases during the past week Schedule this Coming Week No release scheduled for this coming week Future Release AMO 4.0.5 – February 2009 Firefox 3.0.6 – February 3rd, 2009 Firefox 3.0.7 – March 3rd, 2009 Firefox 3.1b3 – February  2009 Thunderbird 2.0.2.20 – March 2009 Shredder (Thunderbird) 3b2 – TBA

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Tweak: Fx 3 Address Bar Part 2

I’ve recently received a couple more tweaks for dealing with the Firefox 3 ‘Awesome Bar’. Note: Tweaks do not work with Firefox 3.1! These are more updates to a couple of the tweaks: Number of Results – By default the Smart Location Bar will display a maximum of 10 or 12 results based on what is typed in the address bar. You can change this so NO RESULTS are displayed. In a new tab and type about:config; (if needed click the “I’ll be careful, I promise” button) In the filter field type browser.urlbar.maxRichResults double-click on the entry and enter -1…

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That Darn ‘V-Word’ Again

An article on the Microsoft Blog reminded me of the Get a Mac: V-Word commerical from October 2008: As the ‘Vista Capable’ lawsuit continues to drag on, more documents have been released. This time, documents dated around August 2005 from Windows Product Management Group advised Microsoft not to use ‘Vista’ generation name on “Home Basic”, instead only carry the Windows brand name. They also gave the same advice for the “Stater Edition” (not available in United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, Australia or New Zealand). A quick refresher, a PC ‘branded’ as ‘Vista Capable’ meets the minimum requirements to run the…

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Microsoft Ordered to Delete Browser

From the Associated Press/NewYorkTimes.com: BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that Microsoft’s practice of selling the Internet Explorer browser together with its Windows operating system violated the union’s antitrust rules. It ordered the software giant to untie the browser from its operating system in the 27-nation union, enabling makers of rival browsers to compete fairly. “Microsoft’s tying of Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system harms competition between Web browsers, undermines product innovation and ultimately reduces consumer choice,” the E.U. said in a statement. I find this a little extreme. First off, Microsoft is not “selling” the Internet…

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Release Recap: January Week 2

Just Released no new releases during the past week Schedule this Coming Week No release scheduled for this coming week Future Release AMO 4.0.5 – February 2009 Firefox 3.0.6 – February 3rd, 2009 Firefox 3.1b3 – February 2d, 2009 Thunderbird 2.0.2.20 – March 2009 Shredder (Thunderbird) 3b2 – TBA

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